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Evershot Town Information




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View east from Church Yard in Evershot - Photo © Stephen McKay
View east from Church Yard in Evershot
Photo: Stephen McKay CCL

At 700 feet above sea level, Evershot is one of the highest villages in Dorset and provides the source of the River Frome. Lying to east on the ancient Wessex Ridgeway, it was called ‘Evershead’ in Thomas Hardy’s novel ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’ and besides the local church is ‘Tess’s Cottage’. The poet George Crabbe was a rector here in the late 18th Century. Nearby stands Melbury House.